The Migration Conference is run by an executive team and every year a large group of academics from around the world join the conference committees and the local organising committee is mostly composed of the members of the host organisation
Please see the conference committee list for details:
TMC 2018 Conference Committee
CONFERENCE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci is a Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing as well as directing the Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies at Regent's University London, UK. He has widely published on migration, ethnicity, conflict, labour markets, and remittances. He has conducted research on labour market outcomes, minorities and migration in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the UK. He has authored several books including Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond (The World Bank, 2012, with J. Cohen and D. Ratha) and Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (University of Texas Press, 2012, with J. Cohen), and The Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and the Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006). Prof Sirkeci is also the Editor of Migration Letters, Remittances Review and Goc Dergisi .
Prof João Peixoto is a Professor at ISEG, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Professor Catedrático no Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão da Universidade de Lisboa (ISEG/ULisboa) e investigador no SOCIUS - Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações, ISEG/ULisboa. Licenciado em Sociologia pelo ISCTE-IUL e doutorado em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações pelo ISEG/UTL. Áreas de interesse: migrações internacionais, demografia, sociologia económica.
Prof Lucinda Fonseca is currently Full Professor of Human Geography and Migration Studies and Dean of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She is also the coordinator of the Research Unit MIGRARE – Migration, Spaces and Societies at CEG. She has worked extensively in the areas of migration studies and social and urban geography. Currently, she has coordinated the Portuguese team in the MobileWelfare Project – European Welfare states in times of mobility, sponsored by the NORFACE research Programme on Welfare State Futures. She is on the Board of Directors of the IMISCOE network (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe) and in the International Steering Committee of the International Metropolis Project.
Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen is Professor of Anthropology at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, United States. His research focuses on three areas: migration, development and nutrition. Since the early 1990s he as studied the impact, structure and outcome of migration from indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. He has also conducted comparative research on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration. His work on traditional foods, nutrition and migration was supported by the National Geographic Society. In addition to ongoing work in Oaxaca, he is currently studying the migration of Mexicans to Columbus.
Prof Philip L. Martin is Emeritus Professor at University of California Davis, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Prof Martin is the Editor of Migration News and Rural Migration News while also chairing the University of California Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. Prof Martin's research focuses on economic development, competition, farm labour, and immigration policy. Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Chair UC Comparative Immigration & Integration Program. Philip Martin received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labour, and economic development. Martin is Chair of the University of California’s Comparative Immigration and Integration Program. Martin has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical solutions to complex and controversial migration and labour issues. In the U.S., he was the only academic appointed to the Commission on Agricultural Workers to assess the effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He received UC Davis’ Distinguished Public Service award in 1994. He assessed the prospects for Turkish migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labour markets in 1994-95, and Martin was a member of the Binational Study of Migration between 1995 and 1997. In 2001-02, he assessed the options for dealing with unauthorized migration into Thailand.
Prof Gudrun Biffl is Professor at Donau-Universität Krems, Austria.